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Charlotte Hornets 2.0 TV Commercial by Blackhawk Hardware

If you were watching the History Channel last night you got to see the “Hornets2013 Charlotte – Take Back Our Buzz” commercial by Blackhawk Hardware. They were nice enough to create a series of commercials that will be airing within the Charlotte region promoting the name change.

They have also created a website called http://www.hornets2013.com that comprises both our movement and the We Beelieve: Charlotte…take back your Hornets! on one page.

The Charlotte Hornets 2013-2014 Portfolio

Here it is! 

The Official Charlotte Hornets 2.0 portfolio by Rollin BigDub Garcia! So when someone says, “Yeah but what would the Charlotte Hornets even look like in 2013? they haven’t been here in like 10 years” You can drop this bomb on them! This lets the bossman, Michael Jordan know we aren’t playing, we may be grassroots but we are serious. 

Share and enjoy! 

And be safe tonight, make sure you remember to go to the grocery store, get your bread, get your milk, and make your milk sandwich.

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The Return of the Hive!

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So as many of you know Bring Back the Buzz and We Beelieve: Charlotte…take back your Hornets! have been working on the biggest event in Charlotte Hornets history since the day the team left…..The Swarm Time Warner event on January 19. We are going to the B**Cats v Sacramento Kings game dressed up in our Teal and Purple and turning Time Warner Cable back into the Hive and giving the city of Charlotte a tiny glimpse of what they can expect when the Charlotte Hornets return.

What we need you to do is head over to the event page on facebook and RSVP ( Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/221802224619374/?ref=ts&fref=ts).

If you follow us on twitter, instagram, or our blog this will be most of what we will be talking about for the next 2 weeks.

Once you have RSVPed then please purchase your tix in sec 205/206 (if there are none…just purchase some anywhere and you can find us at the game) They are going for as cheap as $7 on Stub Hub!!!

LINK FOR TIX AS LOW AS $7 on STUB HUB
http://www.stubhub.com/charlotte-bobcats-tickets/charlotte-bobcats-charlotte-time-warner-cable-arena-1-19-2013-4120019/

The event begins at Fitzgerlads at 5 with a nice pregame party full with FREE Kegs (only for Charlotte Hornets fans) and everything. At 7 we will be heading over to the game and cheering on our Future Charlotte Hornets. Then once the game is over we will be heading back to Fitzgerlads for the post game party!

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Remember none if this is possible without YOU GUYS! John, Evan and myself would just be three crazy people if it were not for your support.

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Also, I will be going to the Pacers and Jazz games the next 2 weeks and passing out SWARM flyers and selling Bring Back the Buzz shirts!

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Possible Charlotte Hornets 2014-2015 Uniforms, Logo, and Court!

At this point in the process there is no doubt in our mind that the 2014-2015 season will be the return of our beloved Charlotte Hornets. One can only fathom how magical this day will be when it takes place. The next logical step is to wonder what will MKG and Kemba Walker be rocking when they step on to the court. Well, a few months back a designer friend of ours from New Orleans, Rollin BigDub Garcia created some jaw dropping renditions of what a contemporary version of the uniform would look like. We thought we would re post it for our new followers.

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‘Momentum Is Key’

Muggsy Bogues talked with the guys from WFNZ this week and gave his thoughts on how the Hornets name could reinvigorate a stagnant NBA scene in Charlotte.

 

Nostalgic Value

In 2010, the Charlotte Hornets brand created nearly $1M in free advertising value. Not bad for a team that had been gone for nearly a decade.

 

Evan Kent’s Letter to Michael Jordan

Dear Mr. Jordan,

I was there at the first NBA game the Charlotte Coliseum had hosted since George Shinn took the Hornets to New Orleans. I was so pumped at the idea of the NBA coming back to the Queen City. It was October 20, 2003 and the Atlanta Hawks were hosting the Washington Wizards and we had just received the news that our team would be called the Bobcats. My parents were so excited they bought tickets for us to go. The old “Hornets game feeling” was back and I couldn’t resist it. I made a sign that said “Who are these guys? We want the Bobcats”. I walked into the Coliseum and everyone was adorned in Hornets apparel. Nostalgia had never had such a young victim. The memories flooded back, I could practically see Hugo running around the court with a deer head on a plaque to shatter the Buck’s reserve. I could hear the Buzz noise building in my head as the “Hive was Alive”. A swell of pride for my city was in my heart.

Nine years later you would never find a larger advocate for the name change. I’ve been to over ten Bobcats games in that time. I have sat in box seats, was in the arena for draft day when we got Adam Morrison. I’ve sat in the nose bleeds and bought jerseys. But I am embarrassed. Embarrassed of how detached I have become with the identity of a Bobcat. Not the Flight because we are “First In Flight”. Not the Spiders for an arena called “the Charlotte’s Web” and a cheerleading team called “the Black Widows”. Not the Cougars after the original ABA team but “BOB”cats for a man’s ego.

I pity every kid who misses out on what I had as a child. Nothing was like going to a Hornets game. It was a carnival; an atmosphere I have never seen again. Every Thanksgiving my brother and I would conspire on how to get our parents to take us to the game. I would get so giddy that I would ruin it every time and Scotty would get so mad because I couldn’t help but ask my parents if we were going. I know this is redundant but I will never forget the last game on TV. I will never forget listening to 1110 WBT the next morning and listening to their montage of Hornets sound bites. We all cried. They were gone. We didn’t just lose the team of that year. We lost every Hornet ever. We lost Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Vlade Divac, Muggsy Bogues, Baron Davis, David Wesley, Jamal Mashburn, Bobby Phills etc. I felt robbed of my identity and there was nothing I could do about it.

You have a chance Mr. Jordan to not just change NBA history but a city’s history. You have the ability to impact a community like you haven’t since you retired from the court. You have the ability to make a sacrifice and give us a gift that we will never forget.

Bring Back the Buzz!

Evan Kent

 

Nothing But Hornets

The Charlotte Observer asks readers in a new poll what nickname they favor for Charlotte’s NBA team. You know what to do. ‘Hornets’ has received 87 percent of the vote at the time of this posting.

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